‘Warembo Ni Yes!’ was first conceived by Bunge la Mwananchi‐Women’s Social Movement ‐ an organic movement whose key objective is to give a voice to women in Kenya who otherwise do not have a platform to express their views on issues such as constitutional review, good governance, public service delivery, corruption, human rights, development and freedom of information. Organized in form of grassroots caucuses and congresses, the movement is a unique Kenyan innovation where public debates on topical issues are discussed in the open.
In early May 2010, the Bunge women shared the idea of a campaign focused on young women with a group of other young Kenyan feminist activists. These Ideas were then shared with a few more young women, representing various sectors (NGO’s, lawyers, donors, artists, musicians, religious leaders, students, women’s groups, sexual minorities, disability rights groups, etc.). The group first met on May 17th, from which point ‘Warembo Ni Yes’ has taken a life of its own, going from conception to reality in a matter of days. We see this as an opportunity to build a diverse, sustainable, visible, and powerful movement of young women in Kenya, via the constitutional reform agenda.
As young women we envision a Kenya where everyone has access, power and freedom.
To mobilize the power of young women to determine their future, by understanding their increased rights in the proposed Constitution of Kenya, and voting Yes!
Who We Are:
We are a movement of young and diverse women supporting the proposed Constitution of Kenya. We are non‐partisan and from all walks of life. We represent different economic backgrounds, ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, races and abilities.
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